Einstein and Problem Solving: Spiritual Thinking

Albert Einstein said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”

I’ve taken the liberty to paraphrase Einstein’s comment, filtered through Colette’s teaching: “No problem can be solved from the same level of thinking that created it.” For me, what is required is a new way of thinking originating on a different level of consciousness. This other way is called spiritual thinking.

To think spiritually is to repent meaning to think again (re = again, pent = to think).  To repent is to think again in a new way.  Although there are many ways to think spiritually, mental imagery and intuition are the primary paths. Both originate from non-logical – not illogical – thought processes.

In mental imagery (also called guided imagery or visualizations) you enter into a no time zone, not conditioned by your relationship to time and space, to associative thinking, or cause and effect thinking.  In intuition, you are ‘knowing without knowing how you know’, as it is not governed by logic.

It is easy to take on an imaginal practice. Each morning, before you start your day, sit quietly for a few moments and do an imagery exercise.  To find one, you can use the many imagery exercises posted on my website or in any of my books and CDs.  The Encyclopedia of Mental Imagery is a great resource. Open the book spontaneously and do the exercise your eyes alight on. 

The effects of the imagery will pervade your day, develop your “spiritual thinking cap” and capacity, and enrich your life.